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Shadow Warrior prototypes & alphas stream archive

Going through new historical materials released with Shadow Warrior Classic   Get Shadow Warrior Classic for free on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/238070/Shadow_Warrior_Classic_1997/ Shadow Warrior development updates 1996 – 1998 in one place: http://swcentral.weebly.com/development.html

Quest for Glory I VGA demo

Here’s a short non-interactive demo of Sierra On-Line’s 1992 VGA remake of the first Quest for Glory game. Download the demo here: https://www.scummvm.org/demos/

Day of the Tentacle stream archive

Decided to relax a little bit and play one of my favorite games of all time. Apologies for my voice cutting out so often. Not really sure what the issue was.  

Nor’easter February 2017 live stream archive

Got snowed in again. Good thing I’ve got DOS games! Got to play a few fun ones despite my internet cutting out due to bad weather a few times.   Games in this stream: 00:06:56 – Fire & Ice (Graftgold/Renegade Software, 1993) 00:15:36 – Gods (The Bitmap Brothers/Renegade Software, 1991) 00:27:25 – Super Angelo (Wiering […]

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis demo

Here’s a pretty cool Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (Lucasarts, 1992) interactive demo. A choice of the part is somewhat surprising, as this is something that happens rather late in the game (Spoilers!). I’ve decided to stick with MT-32 music for this one. A slightly larger than the floppy demo in file size, […]

Final January 2017 stream archive (1/28/2017)

In case you didn’t make it to my Saturday night stream, here it is archived on YouTube:   Games that were played: 00:05:31 – Monkey Island Demo (Passport to Adventure) 00:22:00 – Ken’s Labyrinth (4 different versions) 00:37:30 – Arcade Volleyball 00:44:32 – Tom & Jerry 00:51:05 – Tom & Jerry: Cat-astrophe 00:56:30 – Mach 3 […]

Impromptu Patreon stream

Decided to throw an unplanned stream for DOS Nostalgia patrons. Played a few random games. Thanks to everyone who stopped by despite Game Done Quick and The Golden Globes.   WARNING: Strong language throughout, ESPECIALLY when playing Zorro. Games in this stream: Croustibat, Zorro, Crow (Ворона), Tetris Classic, and Bart vs. Space Mutants. Croustibat fish […]

DOS Nostalgia Snowed In Live Stream

Got snowed in Saturday night. Decided to check if I could actually stream a few games despite my crappy machine & slow internet. Turns out, I can! Check out the archived version: Games in this stream: Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion, Alley Cat (PCjr), Build engine tech demo, Ukrainian hack of Captain Comic, Perestroika, […]

Full Throttle demo

Here’s an interactive demo of Full Throttle (Lucasarts, 1995). This huge (over 170 megabytes) demo was obviously meant for coverdisks, and despite its size is rather short. It’s just a few interactive sequences sandwiched between two in-engine trailers for the game. Most interesting thing is the narration that was recorded specifically for this demo, and […]

Xmas Wolf and 2016

As this year is coming to an end I play a little bit of Xmas Wolf and sum up my experiences of 2016. Happy New Year! Play Xmas Wolf in your browser: https://archive.org/details/xmaswolf

Creative Music System animated demos & music

Creative Music System (later repackaged as “Game Blaster”) was Creative Labs’ first attempt at entering the IBM PC sound device market. While it offered interesting features for the time, such as stereo sound, its not exactly impressive square-wave music synthesis and limited software support contributed to its failure, as AdLib was winning the customers over. […]

MicroProse Christmas Cards

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from DOS Nostalgia! Here are two electronic Christmas cards from MicroProse, distributed on their BBS. Recorded with General MIDI music. Download them here: 1993: https://archive.org/details/1993MicroProseChristmasCard_1020 1994: https://archive.org/details/1994MicroProseChristmasCard_1020  

The Art of The Colonel’s Bequest

Today I present to you time-lapses of background art from a Sierra On-Line classic The Colonel’s Bequest. Until the VGA era Sierra stored background art for their games in a vector format, which allows for it to be displayed step by step to essentially see how it was created by the artists. Please enjoy this […]

Let’s play Doom 2D part 4

I finally reach the part of the game where maps designed by Russian teenagers officially stop being quaint, and become annoying.  

Alone in the Dark

France is known for many things, but videogames were never really a part of them. Strange because France produces a lot of games, but especially so because back in the days of the PC boom of the 80s and 90s a lot of beautiful & genre breaking games came out of France. Alone in the Dark was one of […]

Let’s play Doom 2D part 3

Third part of my Doom 2D let’s play. This time I only manage to finish one level, and immediately get torn to shreds in the next one. Enjoy.  

Elvira non-interactive demo

Here’s a spooky rolling demo of Elvira (Horror Soft/Accolade, 1990) just in time for this Halloween season. Download the demo here: https://archive.org/details/ElviraMistressoftheDark_1020  

Hidden Games part 2

Between user submissions and some more research, I found enough hidden games to make another video. Let’s take a look at more classic and not so classic games with easter eggs. Art D’s Batch Adventures: https://archive.org/details/wcadvent

Maniac Mansion non-interactive demos

A rolling demos of DOS versions of Maniac Mansion (Lucasfilm Games, 1988/1989). All new custom dialogue & situation. Pretty funny stuff. Dialogue is identical in both versions. Original: Enhanced: Download demos: https://archive.org/details/ManiacMansionDemo

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Collector’s Edition unboxing

Today I tear the shrink wrap off a 1991 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons action game collection. This collection included Heroes of the Lance (U.S. Gold/SSI, 1988), Dragons of Flame (U.S. Gold/SSI, 1989), and Hillsfar (Westwood Associates/SSI, 1989).